We select and review products independently. When you purchase through our links we may earn a commission. Learn more.

You Can Make Ice Cream in a Mason Jar with Four Ingredients

A bowl of mason jar ice cream with sprinkles, whipped cream, and a cherry
Delish/YouTube

Summer might not officially be here, but it’s still hot out. Thankfully, there’s a quick, easy, and delicious way to cool down: ice cream.

If you don’t plan on heading to the store in this heat to get some, there’s good news. You can make ice cream in a mason jar.

When you think of homemade ice cream, you likely imagine machines that require loads of ice and a giant spinner, or you picture having to churn said ice cream for hours by hand. Really, all you need to create a simple (but delicious) is a mason jar and four ingredients.

Ball Mason Jars 16 oz Bundle

DIY ice cream on the go? Yes, please!

The recipe calls for heavy cream, vanilla extract, granulated sugar, and a pinch of salt. There’s a high chance you either already have these items (especially if you’re a baker) or can easily get your hands on them if you do end up at your local grocery store.

To create the four-ingredient ice cream, simply combine the components in the mason jar and shake until the mixture become a thick whipped texture that sticks to a spoon. Once that consistency has been reached, freeze it for at least three hours. When time is up, boom! You have ice cream.

And you thought mug cakes were the greatest invention ever.

To see the full recipe, head over to Delish.

Shea Simmons Shea Simmons
Shea Simmons is the Assignments Editor at LifeSavvy. Previously, she worked as a freelance writer with a focus on beauty and lifestyle content. Her work has appeared in Bustle, Allure, and Hello Giggles. Read Full Bio »
LifeSavvy is focused on a single goal: helping you make the most informed purchases possible. Want to know more?